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Windows 7: Simplest way to link 2 Routers Wirelessly??

25 May 2012   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
Simplest way to link 2 Routers Wirelessly??

friends I'm having to write this because my old bridged network worked so well for so long that I totally forgot how I ever set it up in the first place, but I recall that it was simple and involved:
- the two were connected via wifi - the primary one having a physical connection to roadrunner modem
- the two had the same SSID, same Security method and passkey, different base IP addresses [, and]
- beyond that it gets hazy... what "mode" was the secondary in? somewhere I input to the subordinate router the MAC address of the primary router... dunno where/which field accepted that
- do both need to be set to a fixed & same channel, as opposed to variable/Auto?
- what all was turned off on the secondary?
- both had full use of both their wired connections/clients and wifi
- one of these is N-300mbps, and g/b, the other is g/b. do I need to limit anything?

its not necessarily important to me that the connected devices all share with one another - I have strange clients anyway and its not needed. the windows 7 devices will be ok on the homegroup.

can someone help me out?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit


I have answered your other Thread here, please read it first before you decide to do wireless bridging.

I can give you some Tutorials links on How to setup a wireless bridge and another option is connect your second router to the existing one, here's an article for this.

Hope this helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2012   #3

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3

thank you 2xG! much obliged
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